The stress can creep in. You don’t know it is happening sometimes. Your attitude changes and before you know it, grumpiness can take over. But there are so many simple things you can do to find JOY in everyday life. We reached out to all of our buds here at Soul Flower and asked how to find joy in life? When we asked “how do you find joy in life every day?” we received a surprising overlap of advice…
So take a look and see how most of us keep those positive vibes flowing. Here it is (in no particular order) as a place to turn to if ever you need a little boost of Joy. Be Joyful buds, it really is contagious! How to Find Joy In Life – 10 Ways to Find Joy
FIND JOY IN LIFE #1 ENJOY NATURE
A wonderful way to find joy in everyday life is to take a few moments each day outside, breathing in the air, get centered. A few minutes of respect to mother earth and all she offers can help cheer up anyone!
FIND JOY IN LIFE #2 HUG SOMEONE (SOME DOG, SOME CAT, SOME BABY)
Wondering how to find joy in life? HUG SOMEONE! How many hugs to you get & give each day? A simple hug can do so much for you. It is rumored that we need four hugs a day for survival – we need eight hugs a day for maintenance – we need twelve hugs a day for growth. Our buds definitely follow this philosophy!
Baby snuggles ~Chad. Hug my son ~Erin. Doggy Suggles ~Maddie. Hug my family and friends, great big random hugs. ~Mandy. Hug my dogs (or look at their cute little pictures on my desk)~Sarah. Hug my family ~Peggy. Snuggle my kitty Bella. ~Rachel
FIND JOY IN LIFE #3 PRACTICE… SOMETHING
Finding articles and tips online to help me be more efficient at my job so I have more time in my day for me and the ones I love. ~Peggy
Paint every day. ~Rachel
FIND JOY IN LIFE #4 BE CREATIVE.
Take photos, doodle -make art! ~Rachel
I go to pinterest and look at how creative people are! It is inspiring. ~Sarah
I love to find a new recipe & cooking it while listening to music. ~Peggy
FIND JOY IN LIFE #5 LISTEN TO MUSIC (and dance)
-Listen by myself or with fiends, dancing to music always makes me joyful! ~Rachel
-Listen to music that makes me remember happy times or special people ~Sarah.
-Lately I’ve been listening to playlists of christmas music to feel joyful… but music always seems to bring joy so it’s no surprise! ~Leiah
FIND JOY IN LIFE #6 EAT HEALTHY AND YUMMY
Cook yummy food ~Rachel
I always feel good when I eat good food. Fresh, healthy, soul feeding food! Oh, and dark chocolate! That’s good for you too right? ~Cindy
Eat yummy, healthy food and drink purified water… I’m so very grateful and joyful ~Raven.
Making something special for dinner ~Leiah
FIND JOY IN LIFE #7 APPRECIATE THE LITTLE THINGS
It’s the little pleasures we can so easily overlook. All of our buds had simple things that would bring a smile to their face and joy to their heart. So take a minute to notice the little things and acknowledge that lots of little but awesome things make a big happy heart. So if you are wondering how to find joy in your life, take a closer look at the simple things!
Here are just a few of the little things that cheer up our buds–
… warm cup of coffee on a cold day, a smile from a friend, a text from my mom, the sounds of nature, a fresh snowfall, watch birds at my bird feeder, a cup of warm tea, a familiar tv show, a piece of chocolate, lighting a candle, incense, essential oils, a clean house, a hug, mala beads, fresh air.
FIND JOY IN LIFE #8 SMILE
Turn that frown upside down. The act of smiling automatically changes your body and your spirit – it makes sense because when you smile, you are happy inside. But did you know that when you smile, you send a message to your brain that you’re happy. And when you’re happy, your body pumps out all kinds of feel-good endorphins. A little laughter goes a long way to finding joy in everyday life.
Smile! At myself, at people I love, at strangers, and just because. It’s so simple, yet it transforms me every time I do it! ~Andria
Be nice to random people that you don’t know (gas station guy, coffee lady, thrift store clerk) smiles are contagious ~Rachel
FIND JOY IN LIFE #9 SLOW DOWN and BREATHE
That “always busy” attitude is everywhere – trying to get to the next thing, check it off the list, finish one thing to move onto the next. Instead, try to spend more time in the moment and know you will get to it eventually. How to get joy? Take a deep breath, slow down, and find your joy!
Taking a deep breath to center myself. ~Joe
Let the Rushers pass you by. When cars are tailgating me on the highway-I switch lanes so that they can pass me. They must be in a hurry to get somewhere and I usually have time. Tailgaters stress me out-so it’s a win-win really…~Tracy
FIND JOY IN LIFE #10 – FIND YOUR FAMILY
Happiness is being with the ones you love. Whether you are related to one another or have created your own family of friends & like minded people, these are the ones you choose to spend time with. Find someone to bond with and take a moment to enjoy the happiness in everyday life!
But second to none of course are my children. Nothing else would mean anything without them to share it all with. ~Erin
I just think about my kids and it brings a smile to my face. ~Peggy
My daughter climbs into bed with me about 6:30 every morning whispering excitedly trying not to wake up her baby sister. I can’t think of a better way to wake up ~Chad
Quality time joking with my husband. ~Leiah
There you have it buds, for those of your wondering how to find joy in life, we hope these few strategies will keep you joyful and happy everyday. These are very simple things you can do to find joy. So just do them, and enJOY!